Texas Ranger and military officer of the Republic of Texas (1817–1883). He served in several armed conflicts, including the Indian and the Mexican-American Wars. Hays also was one of the founders of the city of Oakland. Original 2.25 x 4 carte-de-visite photo of Hays in a chair by E. & H. T. Anthony of New York. Light overall spotting and pencil notations and a revenue stamp affixed to reverse, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.